Jeff Olde Departs as E! Programming Head

Jeff Olde is departing his post as exec VP of programming and development at E!, the NBCUniversal-owned cable channel. The exec announced his exit in a memo to staff Tuesday.

Olde joined E! in 2013 as exec VP overseeing programming. He had previously served as an executive at VH1, where he oversaw development of “Mob Wives,” “Rock of Love,” “Tough Love,” and “Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew.”

In 2016, Adam Stotsky was promoted from general manager of E! to president of the cable channel, adding to his purview oversight of unscripted programming and reporting to Frances Berwick, president of lifestyle networks at NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment.

Read the note from Olde below:

After 4 1/2 fabulous years as head of programming and development, it is time for me to say goodbye to E! and chart my next adventure. E! is such a fun and special brand. It’s been an absolute blast not only developing and making the shows, but
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TV News Roundup: LeBron James to Executive Produce NBA Documentary for Showtime

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In today’s roundup, Showtime announces an NBA documentary with executive producer LeBron James, and FX sets premiere dates for “You’re the Worst” and “Better Things.”


Showtime announced a multi-part NBA documentary film with executive producers LeBron James, Maverick Carter, and filmmaker Gotham Chopra. The untitled three-part series examines the modern history and evolution of the National Basketball Association and the league’s impact on popular culture, and it is slated to premiere on Showtime in 2018.

Premiere Dates

Game Show Network announced the premiere of “Snap Decision,” a half-hour game show series hosted by actor and comedian David Alan Grier. “Snap Decision” will debut with four back-to-back episodes on Monday, Aug. 7 from 9-11 p.m. Et/Pt on Gsn, and then will move to its regular Tuesdays at 9 p.m. Et/Pt the following night, Aug. 8. The comedy game show asks, “What can you tell about a person just by looking at them?” with
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Noah Pollack Joins E! As Svp Programming & Development

E!‘s new programming chief Jeff Olde has added another member to its senior executive team. Noah Pollack has been named Svp, Programming & Development. Working alongside Damla Dogan and reporting to Olde, Pollack will oversee unscripted series development and original programming. Pollack, who comes from Lifetime where he served as VP, Reality Programming, starts in the fall. “Noah’s instinctive ability to tap into the cultural zeitgeist and create shows that harness that spirit is perfectly suited to our pop culture brand,” Olde said. Pollack’s appointment follows last week’s promotions as Olde continues to build up his programming team. At Lifetime, Pollack oversaw the development and production of Pretty Wicked Moms, The Week The Women Went and The Houstons: On Our Own. He previously was VP, Series Development & Original Programming, at VH1 where he launched Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew, Basketball Wives and Tough Love, and he also served as manager,
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E! Offers Slew of Promotions in Programming and Development Division

E! has announced several appointments within the net’s programming and development department, which is run by exec veep Jeff Olde.

Blythe Asher has been upped to senior v.p. of talent development and casting, and Leela Pon to veep of programming and development. Damla Dogan will continue to serve as senior vice prez of programming and development.

Missy Fox has also been promoted to director of programming and development, and Julie St. Aubin to manager of the department. Pair report to Dogan. Kate Hoenigsberg now serves as director of scripted programming, and reports to Kevin Plunkett, senior veep of scripted at E!.

“Led by Damla, Blythe, Leela and Kevin, our talented team has contributed substantially to E!’s ongoing growth as a global pop culture brand,” said Olde. “We are excited for what’s ahead and look forward to collaborating with the creative community in new ways that build
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E! Programming Chief Jeff Olde Sets Executive Team

Jeff Olde, who joined E! as Evp Programming & Development in early July, has put together his team with several promotions within the department. Blythe Asher has been upped to Svp Talent Development & Casting. Damla Dogan will continue to serve as Svp Programming & Development, while Leela Pon has been promoted to VP Programming & Development. Asher, Dogan and Pon report to Olde. Other promotions include Missy Fox to Director, Programming & Development and Julie St. Aubin to Manager, Programming & Development, both reporting to Dogan. On the scripted side, Kevin Plunkett continues to serve as Svp Scripted Programming, reporting to Olde, and Kate Hoenigsberg has been promoted to Director, Scripted Programming, reporting to Plunkett. Dogan joined E! in 2007 from VH1 where she served as Director, Series Development and Original Programming, working briefly with Olde. As VP and Svp at E!, Dogan has led the development for such reality series as all Kardashians franchises — Keeping Up With The Kardashians,
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E! Programming Chief Jeff Olde Sets Senior Leadership Team

Jeff Olde is solidifying his leadership team. As E!’s new evp programming and development, Olde appears committed to promoting from within. Already, he has upped Blythe Asher and Leela Pon to svp talent development and casting and vp programming and development, respectively. Along with Damla Dogan, who will continue to serve as svp programming and development, the pair will report directly to Olde, who joined E! officially in early July after a lengthy tenure at VH1. Story: E! Expands Order for WWE Series 'Total Divas' Additionally, Kevin Plunkett will remain as svp scripted programming, with Kate Hoenigsberg, newly promoted to director scripted programming, reporting to him. Plunkett joined from

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Dogan appointed vp at E! Nets

E! Networks has tapped Damla Dogan as vp original programming and series development at E! Entertainment Television.

In her new role, Dogan will oversee the development of programs for E!, collaborate with the outside creative community and forge key relationships within the entertainment industry on behalf of the network.

Dogan joins E! from VH1, where she was director of series development and original programming and served as the creative executive on such reality series as "Dice: Undisputed", "Shooting Sizemore" and "The Fabulous Life Presents: Really Rich Real Estate," as well as the upcoming reality show "The Rock Life" and scripted comedy "I Hate My 30's".

At E! she will report to Lisa Berger, executive vp original programming and series development.

"Damla's outstanding experience coupled with her strong relationships with the industry's top creative minds make her an excellent addition to our development team," Berger said. "We are very fortunate to have such a talented person on board as we continue to expand the network's new program development across a variety of genres."

Before joining VH1, Dogan worked in both reality and scripted series production, including Roland Joffe's late-night anthology series "MTV's Undressed" and AMC's series "The Lot".

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